Best Tech Events This Week (Spotify Hackettes, NYC Tech for Reshma, Tech In Motion, Test Tube, Education Tech, Social TV)

This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at]

Tickets for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil go on sale tonight. Better get on it, pronto!

Don’t miss this week … NYC Tech for Reshma (Candidate for Public Advocate) event on Aug 20. Amusemi dinner (w/ High Peaks Venture Partners’ Benjamin Sun) on Aug 22. Spotify Hackettes Coding Competition on Aug 24.

Coming up … Decoded Fashion: Connecting Shoppers Offline & Online (w/ Greycroft Partners’ Ellie Wheeler, demos by Nomi & Styloola, I’m giving away 5 FREE Passes) on Aug 29. Beekman33 Salon (Artist Showcase + Music Startups + Party!, I’m giving away 5 FREE Passes) on Sep 7. And the Popular Mechanics DIY Hackathon on Sep 14.

My buddy Steve Rosenbaum, NYCEDC’s Entrepreneur-at-large, is holding office hours this Thursday to answer your startup questions. Ask him ’bout his new Google Glasses!

You know who now has a tech meetup? Staten Island, thats who.

Ladies, still looking for that perfect outfit for Burning Man?! Then check out my friend Mariya’s Project Fuzzy Etsy store for some adorable fuzzy costumes!

VentureBeat is holding their first office hours this Wednesday @ Fueled. Sign up here! And ER Accelerator office hours this Friday from 10am to 11am.

Opening an office in Germany? Learn about German startup scene, visas, culture etc at German Center for Research & Innovation luncheon on Sep 6. Contact Andre for details.

A bunch of deadlines coming up … Aug 20 for AT&T and MTA’s Transit App Quest. Aug 25 for Efma & Accenture’s Retail Banking Innovation Awards. Aug 25 for NYCEDC and US Israel Business Council’s Top Israeli Startups. Aug 26 for StartMeUp Hong Kong. And Sep 6 for UKTI’s Great Tech Awards.

Sign up for NYCEDC’s Tech Talent Draft. Enter American Airlines contest to win 30 FREE round-trip tickets. And get your shot at $10 million on NBC’s Primetime Trivia Show!

212 and the NY Times are hosting a startup competition focused on Ad Tech Startups born & bred in NYC. Winning startup gets $10k. Nice! Apply by Aug 30.

My buddy Chip Paucek (co-founder/CEO, 2U) has a nice post on why Life is too short to work with jerks (amen!) and how to spot and deal with them.

Jay Z? “Empire State of Mind?” Nahhhhh. You, my fellow NY hombres & hombrettes, wanna check out Empire PLATES of Mine! Brian Hoffman’s homage to NYC culinary landmarks (w/ da MVPleez girls) has him hip-hopping around town from Katz Deli to Smorgasburg!

And now lets see whats going down in the Alley this week…

Tech & Food: Lollipops, Cookbooks, Kitchen Incubators and Buzz
With Andrea Horblitt (Sukitz), Warner Siebert (BuzzTable), Sandra Vu (Hot Bread Kitchen), Joe Rubin (Arc Angel Fund) and Anna Curran (CookBook Create).
Monday (Aug 19), 6 p.m. @ AT&T AdWorks Lab, 810 7th Ave, 19th Fl

The World of Recruiting for Business Development & Sales Talent, An Insider Perspective
With Andrew Cerda (Foursquare), Katie Moriarty (Spotify), Dara Williams (Gilt Groupe), Josh Schwartz (AppNexus), Alex Taub (Dwolla) and Eric Batscha (AppNexus).
Monday (Aug 19), 7 p.m. @ AppNexus HQ, 28 W 23rd St, 4th Fl

Test Tube – August
An evening of intense usability testing with 20 other companies.
Tuesday (Aug 20), 5 p.m. @ WeWork Labs Lounge, 175 Varick St, 4th Fl

Tech Tuesdays: 5 Ideas to Change the City
Brought to you by the Downtown Alliance, Control Group and South St Seaport.
Tuesday (Aug 20), 6 p.m. @ South Street Seaport, Fulton St

NYC Tech for Reshma: Candidate for Public Advocate
Join NYC Tech Community in supporting Reshma Saujani at #NYCTechForReshma
Tuesday (Aug 20), 7 p.m. @ Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Ave of the Americas

NY Mobile Startups
Chat with Susan Lyne (CEO, AOL Brand Group and former Chairwoman, Gilt)
Tuesday (Aug 20), 7 p.m. @ AOL / Huffington Post HQ, 770 Broadway, 6th Fl

Open Education Resources (OER): Standing higher on the shoulders of giants
With Domitilla Enders (Open Assembly), Steve Carson (MIT OpenCourseWare), Lisa McLauglin (OER Commons) and Ahrash Bissell (Monterey Inst of Tech & Education).
Tuesday (Aug 20), 7 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 Ave of the Americas, 6th Fl

The Rise of Social TV
With Shawn Hollenbach and Alex Petronico (Viacom’s Logo TV), Mat Yurow (HuffPost Live) and Natan Edelsburg (Lost Remote and Sawhorse Media).
Wednesday (Aug 21), 6 p.m. @ Offerpop HQ, 36 E 31st St, 8th Fl

NY Tech + Dog Owner August Meetup
Come meet other people in the NY tech scene that own a dog. Woof!
Wednesday (Aug 21), 7 p.m. @ Madison Square Park Dog Run, 23 Madison Ave

Tech in Motion: Tech Media Panel
With Pax Dickinson (CTO, Business Insider), Brandon Diamond (Co-founder/Director, Huffington Post Labs), Almar Latour (Exec Editor, Wall Street Journal), Danielle Fankhauser (Asst Editor, Mashable) and Dennis Berman (Business Editor, Wall Street Journal).
Thursday (Aug 22), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Education & Tech: How Technology is Redefining Online Education
With Ryan Prichard (CTO, Knewton), Dan Friedman (Co-Founder, Thinkful) and Matthew Witheiler (Principal, Flybridge Capital Partners).
Thursday (Aug 22), 7 p.m. @ Knewton, 100 5th Ave

Spotify Hackettes Coding Competition
A friendly programming challenge with the most awesome women engineers in the NYC tech community! Free food, drinks & prizes!
Saturday (Aug 24), 10 a.m. @ Green Spaces, 394 Broadway, 5th Fl

More events on the horizon…
Media Mega Mixer on Jul 17 @ WeWork Labs
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 61 on Aug 26 @ Microsoft
9th NYC Girl Geek Dinner on Aug 27 @ ThoughtWorks
Learn About The Future Of Marketing for Startups w/ Nihal Mehta on Aug 28 @ Grind Spaces
Decoded Fashion: Hot Tech Connecting Shoppers Offline & Online on Aug 29 @ GRIND Fashion District
September 2013 NY Tech Meetup on Sep 04 @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
Founders Breakfast with Katherine Barr (Mohr Davidow) on Sep 06 @ Lowenstein Sandler
The 2nd Beekman33 Salon: Artist Showcase, Music Startups and Party on Sep 07 @ Complete Music Studios
The Business Model Canvas – Session 4 of the series: Get Control of Your F.A.T. in Your Lean Startup (Finance, Accounting Tax) on Sep 10 @ Marks Paneth Shron
Gotham Media FashionTECH on Sep 12 @ The Wix Lounge
DataGotham 2013 on Sep 13 @ NY Academy of Medicine
Popular Mechanics DIY Hackathon on Sep 14 @ NY Hall of Science
Georgetown Angels VC Pitch Network Event on Sep 19 @ Goodwin Procter @ The NY Times
Business Insider Presents: Startup 2013 on Oct 24 @ Museum Of Jewish Heritage
Boot Camp for Digital Startups on Oct 29 @ Town Hall Conference Center

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends!

Best Tech Events This Week (Spotify Hackettes, NYC Tech for Reshma, Tech In Motion, Test Tube, Education Tech, Social TV)